At First Universalist, we are committed to encouraging the spiritual growth and development of children. We have trained, professional staff facilitating our children’s programming in order to provide high-quality experiences and allow for parents and caregivers to explore their own beliefs during adult faith conversations and worship services.
Sundays at 10:30 am
Children and their parents begin Sunday mornings together in the Sanctuary for the beginning of worship service. Children are then given a blessing and leave to participate in Children’s Chapel. Joining other children on Sunday mornings can help your child to create friendships and explore the same religious education themes in which the adults are finding inspiration. A mix of stories, games, celebrations, activities, and group discussion allows all children to chime in with their big questions and helps them to find their own answers. Our Children’s religious exploration program is staffed with professional teachers who love to teach.
Sundays at 10:30 am
Our Nursery is a safe and inviting place for our youngest friends to play on Sunday mornings and during all major church events. Young children who go to the nursery are cared for by Red Cross certified teens who are often members of our Youth Groups. While we are happy to have babies and toddlers in our worship service with the adults, the nursery usually turns out to be too fun to resist!
Peace Play for Littles
First and Third Thursdays of the Month, 11:00 – 11:30 am
Peace Play is intended for our youngest friends, ages 0 – 4, and their parents, grandparents, or caregivers to attend together and is an opportunity for stories, songs, and play all with the themes of peace, love, community, kindness, and nature. Learn more about Peace Play.
Children’s Tea & Games with Rev. Hillary
First Sundays of the Month, 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Children are invited to stay after church for snacks and to play games with Rev. Hillary. Meet in the Common Room for a snack and to chat and then move upstairs or outside to play. Open to all children preschool through sixth grade.
Register Online for Children & Youth Programs
Please fill out this online registration form for children and youth who will be participating in programs at First Universalist.
Please note that no registration is required for Peace Play for Littles and that the Our Whole Lives program has a separate registration form.
Families are invited to participate in many multigenerational events that are hosted during the church year. From all ages worships to special dinners to social justice events, children and families are active participants.
- Read about children’s faith development from the UUA
- Contact the Director of Education & Communications with any questions